Call failed: IRS supports repeal of un-enforced cell phone law
Now the IRS and the Treasury Department have reversed course a week after the initial announcement, and are instead asking to repeal the widely-ignored law that requires employer-provided cell phone minutes used for personal calls to be taxed.
"The current law, which has been on the books for many years, is burdensome, poorly understood by taxpayers, and difficult for the
Actually what made it obsolete was the fact that it was widely ignored -- which was the whole reason your plan to start enforcing it made headlines, Mr. Shulman.
To recap: The IRS spent countless hours -- and in all probability, millions of taxpayer dollars -- discussing ways to enforce this law that is ignored. Now the IRS has decided that it's right that the law is ignored, but apparently that isn't good enough: Now it wants the Congress to spend hours to repeal a law that is already ignored.
Couldn't a lot of time have been saved by just continuing to ignore the law? What exactly was the problem? Why did this need to become an issue?